Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, when asked Tuesday to name her most lasting regret from her time as secretary of state, referred to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
“My biggest question to you was, firstly, are you planning on writing your memoirs already? And if you are, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright in hers — where she says that her lasting regret was in Rwanda — what would you say was your lasting regret?,” Clinton was asked by a British Pakistani student during her Tuesday morning “Townterview,” one of a number of farewell events she is holding during what will likely be her last week at the State Department.
“Well, certainly the loss of American lives in Benghazi was something that I deeply regret and am working hard to make sure we do everything we can to prevent,” Clinton responded. “When you do these jobs, you have to understand at the very beginning that you can’t control everything.”